Now It Is Crystal Clear
Democrats Must Act Now, On Their Own
After months of negotiations that conceded to GOP demands, this week Republicans refused to pass legislation to investigate the January 6th violent insurrection at the nation’s Capitol. It is clear now that they want this shameful attack to be forgotten because it reveals the dangerous delusions engulfing their party.
Mitch McConnel has stated that he is 100 percent focused on blocking everything the Democrats try to pass. He has no intention of actual bipartisanship. We are at a pivotal moment. Democrats must act on their own.
It is now or never. Either the truth of what happened on January 6th is established under oath, or the GOP will continue to gaslight our democracy and cover up their dangerous corruption.
Either we pass Senate Bill 1 to protect voting rights, or the GOP will continue to rig our elections with gerrymandering, voter suppression, and new laws that will allow them to overrule election officials.
Action 1: Tell our Senators that Mitch McConnell just made it clear that Democrats must move ahead on their own.
Script: My name is ______ and I am contacting you as a member of Olympia Indivisible. This week’s GOP refusal to investigate the Jan 6th insurrection made it crystal clear that they will not negotiate in good faith. They have no intention of protecting democracy if it hurts their election chances.
Democrats must ACT NOW, on their own, to move ahead with changing senate filibuster rules and passing Senate Bill 1 to protect our elections. I am asking you to do everything you can to make this happen. If we don’t act now, our democracy will not last.
Action 2: Contact Marilyn Strickland with this message.
Script: My name is ________ and I am contacting you as a member of Olympia Indivisible. It is now clear that the Republicans have no intention of allowing an independent commission to investigate the violence at our nation’s Capital on Jan. 6th.
I am asking you to work with Speaker Pelosi to move ahead this week with a House Select Committee to determine the truth of what took place. The Republicans have made it clear they will choose to protect themselves over democracy.
Olympia Indivisible Town Halls for Port Commissioners
Much like the Thurston County Commission the Port Commission has a huge influence on the lives of all Thurston County residents. There are currently four candidates running in this race for two open seats.
The OI Endorsement Team invites you to meet the candidates in this crucial 2021 election.
There is a lot at stake in the decisions that Port Commissioners make like
The race for District 3 to replace retiring Commissioner Zita has three candidates:
The race for District 2 to replace retiring Commissioner Bill McGregor has two candidates:
So, join us to meet the candidates and be prepared to participate in the OI endorsement process.
Action: Register in advance for this joint meeting. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. You will also be able to submit questions for the candidates on the registration form, at the meeting.
View the Olympia Indivisible website for more information. This is also where we will have ongoing updates on what is happening with these candidates.
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